News

Upcoming:

 

July 2018 

Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? A Love Story premieres at Urban Arias in Arlington, Virginia.

 

January 29, 2018 

Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers will premiere at Houston Grand Opera.  This is a new commission for HGO, part of their Opera to Go! Series, is composed by Kamala Sankaram with a libretto by David Johnston.

 

September 2017

Candy & Dorothy,  with a screenplay by David Johnston, is under option for film with Principe Dynamics, shooting to begin in summer 2018.

 

August 16, 2016

Pelicans will receive a reading at the Actors Studio.

THE ACTORS STUDIO PLAYWRIGHTS/DIRECTORS WORKSHOP FESTIVAL
432 West 44th Street
SUN SEPT 11, 2016 8 PM
rsvp at pdwfestival@theactorsstudio.org

PELICANS
by David Johnston
directed by Charles Maryan

Martha Galphin
Vince Gatton
George Hosmer
David Lapkin
Jon McCormick

 

May 18, 2016

Busted Jesus Comix will premiere in Prague, Czech Republic May 2016 at the Komorní činohra (Chamber Drama Theater.)

 

February 2, 2016
Tickets are available for “Daughters of the Bloody Duke,”
Feb. 7, 2016 at National Sawdust with American Lyric Theater.

 

September 15, 2015

Monsura is Waiting is now available for download on itunes.

 

August 13, 2015

Daughters of the Bloody Duke will be performed Feb. 7, 2016 at National Sawdust, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This will be a part of the ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert.   

 

June 9, 2015

Actor Vince Gatton says lovely ego-swelling things about me in an interview with City Theatre.

 

May 11, 2015

Reading of an excerpt from a new play —  Pelicans.
Charles/Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop.  (Not open to the public.)

 

Ongoing:

Revisions continue on a new opera with composer Mary Feinsinger.  Stay tuned.

Evil Time, which was read at the South Orange Performing Arts Center with Midtown Direct Rep, directed by Robert Ross Parker …yep, still working on it.

 

January 11, 2015

Sold out concert of Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? A Love Story at (le) Poisson Rouge. Check it out here.